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Iowa Trail Runs – Yellow River State Park
September 17, 2023
Yellow River State Park, IA
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About The Iowa Trail Runs – Yellow River State Park
The Iowa Trail Runs Half Marathon at Yellow River State Park is a beautiful race that is well worth the trip. The course runs through the park, providing breathtaking views of rolling hills, dense forest and blue skies. In addition to the scenery, runners will be able to enjoy some great wildlife sightings along the way.
The route for this half marathon starts near the parking lot located just off Highway 13 in Yellow River State Park and takes you on a looping course around the lake as well as up and down some of its trails. You’ll start by running along a gravel road before entering onto single-track trails that have plenty of elevation changes. As you make your way around these trails, you’ll get glimpses of lush forests filled with trees like oaks and maples as well as wildflowers growing along parts of it.
As far as typical weather goes during September in Iowa, expect temperatures ranging from cool in the mornings to warm during afternoons with occasional showers or thunderstorms possible throughout most days leading up to race day weekend itself so be sure pack accordingly!
If you’re looking for an event where crowds are small but still supportive then this is definitely one for you! It’s not uncommon to see friends or family members cheering on runners from various points across the course while they pass by which helps keep everyone motivated throughout their run! Plus there are always plenty of volunteers available who can answer any questions participants may have before they set out on their journey!
Overall if you’re looking for an enjoyable yet challenging experience then make sure to check out Iowa Trail Runs – Yellow River State Park Half Marathon come 17th September 2023 – it’s guaranteed not disappoint!